Earth under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Apocalypse by Paul A. LaViolette, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Earth under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Apocalypse

Earth under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Apocalypse

by Paul A. LaViolette
     
 

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The sequel to Beyond the Big Bang, further deciphers the zodiac time capsule message showing how constellation pointers designate the center of our Galaxy and indicate a past date when an intense outburst of cosmic rays from this energetic Galactic source began showering our solar system, triggering a sequence of cataclysmic events. The book explores this

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The sequel to Beyond the Big Bang, further deciphers the zodiac time capsule message showing how constellation pointers designate the center of our Galaxy and indicate a past date when an intense outburst of cosmic rays from this energetic Galactic source began showering our solar system, triggering a sequence of cataclysmic events. The book explores this scenario bringing together legends and constellation lore from all over the world that tell of a luminous and deadly Galactic center, invasions of interstellar dust, intense solar activity, global conflagration, rapid melting of the ice sheets, and mass extinctions and blends these together with modern astronomical and geological data that substantiates these frightening tales. Among numerous other topics, the book explains the purpose of the Giza pyramid complex memorial, the meaning of the ancient Minoan bull leaping sport, and the correct interpretation of Plato's allegorical story of Atlantis and the Flood.

Editorial Reviews

Armando a. Canales
The author presents one of the most amazing studies of cosmic cataclysmic cycles ever put into print. His theory explains and integrates various types of disasters such as floods and/or great temperature variations. Using ancient legends and observations he strengthens his case for a cyclic cosmos.

LaViolette's study is brilliant and is steeped in research and interdisciplinary study. His theories deserve serious analysis from the scientific community. The author provides a large amount of material for further study. The amateur [non-scientist] will want to follow up and read the sources referenced in his notes.

This work is timely as well as important. Why, humanity's well being is at stake! EARTH UNDER FIRE is a valuable addition to the literature on cosmology and earth changes. Fantastic reading!
The Critical Review
Nexus
The Earth has undergone many cataclysms in its history, but human civilization has been around long enough to witness only a few of these. Records of major and minor cosmic events have survived through the ages in myth, art, architecture, in ancient zodiac systems and in writing.

But what if some of these records point to a common cause of a cyclical nature. This is just what physicist Dr. Paul LaViolette suggests in Earth Under Fire, the sequel to his 1995 tome, Beyond the Big Bang.
Dr. LaViolette concludes that these catastrophes of greater and lesser degrees are the result of eruptions from the center of our Milky Way galaxy. He points to radio telescope observations showing that the galactic core (Sagittarius A) has erupted 14 times in the past 60000 years, with about 80% of these outbursts occurring within 500 years of each other. Citing the ice core beryllium 10 record as evidence, he argues that Earth has not experienced a large core "superwave" outburst for 11,000 years and, as it's been around 700 years since a minor event, we're overdue for more activity from the galactic center--but astronomers can't say when.

Integral to Dr. LaViolette's Earth-shattering thesis are his discoveries about warnings encoded in ancient zodiacs, in Plato's story of Atlantis, in the Sphinx and the Temple of Dendera in Egypt. But these records don't say exactly when such cataclysms will occur in our future--only that they come around with regularity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780964202511
Publisher:
Starlane Publications
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Pages:
405
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.45(d)

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Kurt Johmann
This book accomplishes so much, that it is hard to say anything about it. In a nutshell, the book is about LaViolette's dissertation subject, about the effect of periodic galactic core explosions -- the period being roughly 26,000 years -- which send out shells of cosmic rays (chiefly in the form of electrons moving at near light-speed) that are hundreds to thousands of light-years thick (the thickness being the duration of that particular galactic core explosion).

The effect of this constant blast of cosmic rays -- once the shell hits our solar system which is 23,000 light-years from the galactic core -- is to push interstellar dust into the inner solar system (the dust is normally kept out by the pressure of the solar wind). The result of this dust is very major, in a number of different ways, including 1) increased flaring of the sun in the style of T Tauri stars, 2) a downshift toward the infra-red in terms of the solar radiation reaching the Earth, and 3) a significant deviation from normal in terms of the total solar energy reaching the ground.

The last shell passed the Earth roughly 14,000 years ago, marking the end of the last ice age, and causing all the major physical changes recorded from that time.
LaViolette is a solid thinker, and he does not fall for the "pole shift" idea originally advocated by Hapgood, and more recently advocated by Rose and Rand Flem-Ath in their book "When the Sky Fell". Instead, LaViolette disposes of the pole-shift approach in two pages at the end of section 12.1, by simply citing physical evidence, which, in my opinion, refutes it.

But, far from being a mere naysayer, LaViolette has brought a whole new approach to answering the mysterious questions about what really happened in the cataclysmic past, and why.

My own reaction to this book is that I feel that, at last, I have a very solid explanation for what caused the cataclysmic period that coincided with the end of the last ice age.

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